As a bilingual individual, you’ve got an in-demand skill that could lead to a rewarding career helping others.
Our 40-hour interpreter training course teaches you everything you need to know to get started as a medical interpreter, like the interpreter code of ethics and standards of practice, the basics of the human body systems, medical terminology, medical testing, and more.
When you finish the course, you’ll receive a Certificate of Qualification you can use to find work right away.
Bonus: Your certificate also fulfills 3 of the requirements for taking your national oral exam: it serves as proof of your initial interpreter training AND as proof of language proficiency for both English and your target language!
Our course will guide you step-by-step through all you need to know to become a qualified medical interpreter and apply for jobs with agencies all over the country.
You’ll meet with our team of professional medical interpreters each Saturday for 5 weeks. The course follows the same curriculum as our popular online course, but you’ll get the added bonus of at least 4 hours of interpretation coaching.
All classes are held at our offices at 3355 Lenox Road NE, Ste 510, Atlanta GA, 30326. It’s just about a block away from the Lenox Square Mall.
In order to work as a medical interpreter you will need to at least complete a 40-hour training course, like this one. You can apply for jobs and find work with just this 40-hour Certificate of Qualification.
If you want to be more competitive for the best jobs you may want to continue and get your national certification from either CCHI or NBCMI. But in order to apply to take either national certification exam, you must complete a qualifying 40-hour course first.
Absolutely. Our students come from all types of jobs— servers, educators, stay-at-home moms, and dozens of others. If you start with a bilingual foundation and you’re willing to put in the work, we’ll teach you all that you need to know.
According to Payscale.com, the average medical interpreter makes around $47,000 per year and many full-time interpreter positions also include valuable benefits, like healthcare and vacation time.
First, you need to complete an approved 40-hour training course and provide proof of fluency in both English and your target language. A Certificate of Qualification from the Breaking Boundaries in Healthcare course meets all 3 of these requirements for you. Go to CCHI or NBCMI for details on prerequisites, how to register, fees, and more.
At ALTA, we don’t provide job placement but we can tell you that medical interpreters are in demand across The United States. After you complete our 40-hour course and earn your certificate of completion, you’ll get access to our interpreter agency directory and our private Alumni Facebook group, where you can network with other graduates and learn about job opportunities.
*Yes! You can enroll today for just $200 and then you’ll make 3 easy monthly payments ($200 each). The additional payments will be automatically deducted from your credit card each month.
There are no restrictions, no interest, and no extra charges. You’ll pay the same amount as if you pay in full today and you can proceed with your exams and even get your Certificate of Qualification before your final payment is made.
A medical interpreter works to actively facilitate communication (primarily verbal communication) between a patient and a healthcare provider. As an interpreter, it’s your role to make sure that the healthcare provider and patient communicate with each other, so that the proper care can be administered.
A medial translator, on the other hand, works almost exclusively with translating written documents. It is an entirely different skill that requires a different type of training.